Question about GE Spacemaker JVM1640SJ Microwave Oven
I have a GE Spacemaker XL microwave, model #J VM13398W002.
When the microwave door is closed, the unit will not start cooking (all display lights and timer are operating fine). When the door is lifted up by the handle while closed it will sometimes start cooking, but when the handle is released it will stop again. I'm sure it's a door lever or monitor switch, but I'm not sure which one is most likely to be the problem (upper lever switch, lower lever switch, cam switch, monitor switch, or the top secondary door switch). I doubt it's a thermostat switch.
That model number has too many digits after the JVM. Could it be JVM1339BW02 or JVM1339BW002?
If one is bad, it's probably the bottom switch, whose wiring goes back to the power relay, thermostat, or fuse, depending on eact model.
The switch with thin wires going to a ltitle connector on the board is the door sense switch. That's not likely your culprit.
I usually recommend you replace them all while you're at it.
It sounds like it may actually be a loose or misaligned door or door switch mount.
If you or a friend decide to look into it, we have critical safety information, info on door switch diagnosis and replacement, and
disassembly information at our site, and our link is at our listing here on FixYa: http://tinyurl.com/yzjozk
You can usually find helpful exploded view diagrams and order parts by entering your full model number here: http://tinyurl.com/gv383
GE models have a very helpful "mini-manual" hidden inside the unit behind the control panel. Handy in troubleshooting.
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